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the members of our panel today, rob is here, rob, could you come on up, rob neighbor, please join us. thank you so much for being here. (applause). >> assembly tom ammiano is here. (applause). >> and our state school chief tom torlichman is here and he is making his way to the podium. thank you all for being here. rob, i want to start with you. you are a los gatos man. how old was jill when this started happening. >> it started happening when jill was about 14, it started in december, she turned 15 in february and then less than a month later, she passed. >> i can't even imagine what that was like for you all. you have another daughter so you just couldn't fold so how did you deal with all that? >> that's one of the greatest challenges. you know, the devastation that jill went through, the pain, doesn't stop. families will testify it continues. it hits the community and now we have to continue to pull ourselves up and help our other daughter and the challenges of raising and parenting another child. you know, we can't just pull up in a shell. she has the right to have a childhood. sh
in the north bay. news chopper 2 is over a citibank. this bank was robbed before 5:00 p.m. tonight. on third street, not far from highway 101. officers are inside searching it as well as the surrounding area. witnesses say the robber ran away with cash. a school was locked down after reports the suspect ran into a creek near a school. the students have been allowed to leave the building. we are stilling in contact with police and we will update you on new information. >>> police are investigating a shooting that left a 26-year- old man dead. it happened around 10:30 a.m. this morning. southgate elementary school and martin luther elementary school were both on lock down. the victim has been identified who was visiting from arkansas. police say no arrests have been made. >>> police say it appear as grandmother was struck and killed by a stray bullet. she was walking home from a store just before 7:00 p.m. last night when she was hot and killed. a clerk says she heard the gun shots and then people ran for cover. >> i thought they were trying to kill him. i thought they were going to shoot ever
and walk down the side hill to get in here. it's really, really, it's very bad in here. >> what a mess. rob marciano has been tracking the storms that have been soaking northern california. is there more rain on the way? >> there is. not today, today we get a break, but in some areas rivers and small streams are on the rise and another pulse of energy pointing its way right at northern california. it will be the fourth pulse of heavy wind, rain and snow coming into this area over a five-day period. look at some of the damage out of oakland. a number of homes damaged because of flooding and rains there. roads damaged as well this is widespread, across the bay area, southern parts of oregon, just the infrastructure can't handle this moisture and underwashing some of these roadways. rescues, high water rescues yesterday and over the weekend. you can just imagine when some of these small streams come up and over the roadways, if you're driving through them people get stuck. the crews are brought in to try to get the job done and folks to safety. across napa valley, incredible flooding there. th
. >> good morning, rob and sunny. a powerful area of low pressure will bring blizzard conditions across the upper midwest. as we head on through the day, watch out in eastern iowa through wisconsin. wind-driven snow, winds in excess of 50, 60 miles an hour and visibility near zero. so dangerous to be on the roadways. when all is said and done, they're looking for a swath of 6 to 12 inches. rob and sunny, back to you. >> thanks a lot, jim. >>> and now, are you ready? because beer is involved in our what? "favorite story of the day" today. it takes us to akron, ohio, where the thisty dog brewing company has created mayan last dog beer. i like it. >> and it's a chocolate stout brewed with honey and cocoa mint, which the brew master calls a super food. they say surprisingly it has a chocolatey flavor and you can also taste the honey. >> looks good. and, of course, all of this is to celebrate the end of the mayan calendar tomorrow. but if the apocalypse doesn't come, they'll keep brewing it any way. >> my question is, the end of the world. hasn't it come a couple of times already? this is li
is expected today. rob marciano is following it all from the cnn weather center in atlanta. a lot of rain headed their direction? >> yes. not as much as last week, but the ground is already sat ratur. napa valley has been getting hit hard. the russian river up and over flood banks. now they will ease back into the riverbeds, but with additional rainfall today, it may go back into flood stage there. there is the latest video showing a couple glimmers of sunshine, that was short-lived yesterday. how much rainfall have we seen in the last few days? in a six-day total almost two feet of rain at mount sast ta. sterling city, 21 inches of rainfall. sims, california, 17.9. this is tremendous rainfall for a nontropical area. it has a tropical connection, because it's coming from the direction of hawaii, but still a mid and northern latitude situation. seattle and portland seeing some rain, snow at the higher elevations. if anything is a saving grace, it's a little cooler this go-around, so some of the moisture getting locked up in higher elevations in the form of snow. most of that is well north
that was supposed to be evicted to is still going strong. ktvu's rob ross live in the city here with why after 32 years that center is being forced out. rob. >> we're inside the haight ashbury recycling center. it's the oldest recycling center in san francisco. now, the center was supposed to be evicted today, but as you can see, it's still here. >> at the haight ashbury neighborhood council recycling center today, it was business as usual except for one de tail. the center next to stadium was supposed to shut down by today after 32 years being evicted. >> we're weight to hear from the sheriff, you know, and when the sheriff comes, we'll, you know, fight back. >> a spokesman for the sheriff's department told us it will evict the center rs just not today and no word on when. the city says the area isn't zoned for a recycling center and it doesn't belong in golden gate park even after more than three decades. >> there's a move from the neighborhood to convert the sight to a community garden which our commission felt was a much more appropriate use for a park site. >> some of the neighborhoods say w
to force higher rates on virtually all americans because they are not allowing tax rates to go up rob 2% of americans that is something we will have to face. >>> attorneys for oscar grant's family -- grant was shot and killed by police officer johannes mehserle on new years day back in 2009 in two oakland civil rights attorneys will argue before the ninth circuit court of appeals in san francisco that bart police officers should not receive legal immunity. last year a federal judge ruled to let the suit go forward but the officers appealed that ruling to the ninth circuit court. >>> this is day seven of a strike by clerical workers. contract talks between the workers and shippers at the ports of los angeles and long beach have resumed. the walk out by the clerk has dramatically slowed activity at the ports. dock workers are refusing to cross the picket lines. >>> oak 4:36 now. much quieter than what it was last week. let's go to tara with a first look at our traffic. >> hopefully it stays that way. we have nothing major to report. we do have flooding down in san jose area. the chp hasn'
>>> ktvu was first to break the story of tolltakers getting robbed at gunpoint at the carquines bridge. today, the chp says they've got their men behind the crime. >>> good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. three people are now in custody after a string of tollbooth robberies at the carquines bridge. new at noon, ktvu's claudine wong joins us live to explain who is in custody and the team effort it took to track them down. good afternoon, claudine. >> reporter: good afternoon. three men from vallejo behind bars at this hour for a series of robberies that took place here at the toll plaza. the chp said the robbers would pull up to the booth in ski masks, get out of the car, pull out a weapon and demand money. it happened at least ten times, starting at the end of 2011 through may of 2012. an estimated 5,000 stolen. >> i think it was a crime of opportunity. >> reporter: this man says he figured out who the suspects were in august. david more rales was already behind bars for a different crime. christopher miller was arrested last wednesday in fair field. yesterday morning, 43-year-old
to make a get away. the spin drift school of performing arts was found ransacked and robbed with things like costumes and set pieces stolen. the suspects did not get far. employees found one of the thieves taking a nap in the theater. >> falling asleep at the scene of the crime isn't really the smartest thing to do. >> most would agree. >> a second suspect was found asleep outside in a car surrounded by stolen items. employees say thieves left empty bottles of alcohol inside the theater. the group is still missing an expensive keyboard. the group is currently working on joseph and amazing technicolor dream coat. >>> today is a big deal for an 8 8th grader and her principal. the principal only has little time to live. how the student is trying to help one step at a time. >> charisma honey's wife and son help him battle a rare disease. but he is now feeling the love of community thanks to this 8 8th grader. >> if there was any way i could help, that would be a good idea. >> reporter: this 13 year old who has never organized a big event ever is spearheading walk-a-thon with a silent auctio
tried to rob the restaurant earlier this afternoon. and barricaded himself inside with two female hostages. one woman was released and able to walk out on her own. another woman ran free when swat teams opened fire and detonated concussion grenades. the gunman was shot. his condition has not been released. >> a controversay brewing on the u-c berkeley campus. between the student government and the salvation army. kron four's philippe djegal explains why some students want bell ringers banned from the university. >> if the uc berkeley government has of their way you will never receive the salvation army runners on campus ever again. and i think it has gone too far i would disagree with the band. and i think that the student body is discriminating against the salvation army. >> last month passed a resolution of the discriminatory practices of the salvation army and want to end the presence of the organization's donation containers on the uc- berkeley campus. students have mixed opinions >> and i think that if it is dividing the campus. >> from my stance, i believe that christians sh
for a man who robbed a bank belmont shortly after noon today on walston avenue. these are photographs taken from the surveillance video. authorities say the suspect entered the bank, demanded money from a teller before running off. nobody was hurt. employees describe the suspect as a white male adult between the age of 25-35 years old, 5'9" to 6'0" tall. >>> if you think it's cold right now, wait until tomorrow morning! we enter a freeze warning in effect, 3:00 am for the north bay valleys eric frost -- a frost advisory for pretty much the rest of the bay area. frost forming on your wirnlds is certainly a -- windshields is certainly a possibility. frigid conditions for napa and santa rosa. 32, at freezing for concord, 37 expected in oakland. i'll walk you through futurecast in my next report. >>> gun sales are back following the connecticut shooting. we'll have details. and a sacramento woman who says mushrooms are growing in her moldy apartment. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealershi
to use them. >>> police in san rafael are searching for a man who robbed a downtown bank. this is surveillance video of the suspect inside the city bank branch yesterday afternoon. he's described as a white man in his 20s. he has a shaved head and tattoos. >>> news chopper 2 flew over the scene just minutes after the robbery. we saw police searching for evidence with their flashlights. >>> pg&e customers will see their bills to go up and pay for improvements related to the gas pipeline explosion. state regulators have approved a plan for a two year rate increase that is expected to bring $299 million. the funds will replace and upgrades hundreds of miles of gas transmission lines. the explosion killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. >> pg&e will profit. they will actually make money. $130million because of what happened in san bruno and they shouldn't be allowed to do that. >> residential customers will see their monthly bills go up an average of 88 cents next year. >>> 4:54 now. let's take a last look at least for this half hour on traffic. >> it looks pretty good o
. and also a local church group robbed and penny >> welcome back, everybody. it's a:13. scotland yard now on the case of the nurse who committed suicide after being duped by australian djs who were pretending to be the queen of england. nurse inadvertently gave out information about indicate middleton's condition. >> she was at the center of a white hot media glare and one day after she checked out, tragedy. >> it is with deep sadness, i can confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff. >> it was the nurse who answered the phone on tuesday when two australian djs impersonating the queen asked to speak with indicate middleton. >> could i please speak with indicate, my grand daughter? >> he put them straight through to the private nurse who divulged details about her medical condition. it became a global punchline. >> an australian radio station managed to trick the hospital. >> the whole world laughing at the nurses. even prince charles making light of the information. >> the djs boasting of their prank. >> we were expecting to be hung up on and we isn't didn't even know what
. >>> marin county search underway for bank rob got a lot of cash twin cities police department released two photos, this shows a man dressed in black, robbing chase branch on sir francis drake boulevard in greenbrae yesterday 5:30 p.m.. employees say the robber placed a small bag on the counter handed the teller a note demanded money. >>> 5:37. new this morning, berkeley high school teacher scheduled to be arraigned next week for lsd possession and drunk driving after a traffic stop in san rafael. the marin ij reports the san rafael police stopped 51-year-old douglas haste for allegedly running a red light he just left a restaurant and showed signs of intoxication. when he was booked in jail police say he was carrying liquid breath mint that tested positive for lsd. he was hired in august to -- >>> starting today, bart increasing patrols and offering safety escorts at some stations to keep riders safe. bart is adding more trolls teaming up with oakland police to provide escorts at west oakland station volunteers will be at that station from 4 to 8 p.m. to escort passengers parked within thr
. and it turns out there was someone inside that pick up and he survived. story now from abc rob nelson. >> look closely. tiny speck floating across the video is actually a massive ford pickup truck. >> truck just started bouncing. >>reporter: while you can't see him jerry million let is inside on the ride of his life. >> i thought i'm dead. i see it but i'm really dead. >>reporter: he was making delivery in louisiana monday when a tornado blew through flattening sections of the fire station before sending his truck airborne. look again. you can see the wind sling him into the sky twirling him several times smashing the truck on to another one parked nearby. >> i don't know where i was. how high i was but i could feel i was rolling and rocking. >>reporter: this woman was driving in the opposite direction. she saw him take flight and then raced to his rescue. >> i jumped out of the truck and are you okay are you okay. >>reporter: while it may seem impossible to believe he survived. there's an even more amazing twist. that good samaritan is his daughter. >> i said my daughter voice my ba
in conducting funny sting operations to rob prostitutes. but there pleaded guilty and is in prison. >> we will be right back. last weekend's storms forced the closure of major rose through the us and a national park area. it comes about 5 ft. of snow and park officials close ties of love pass for the rest of the winter season. the close glacier point road a popular destination to overlook yosemite valley. rose said the close on late fall when heavy snows arrive and reopen when weather conditions allowed in the spring. >> u.k. metals and is in the hospital again where she is spending a second day being treated for hyper and nemesis and gravid very ample are ag. this is severe morning sickness and systems symptoms include extreme nausea and vomiting. it is only fair incentive to 3 percent of pregnant women. it is more common with women pregnant with twins and women carrying a girl. the eye, the speculation! were officials announced just a decade is pregnant and suffering from a severe form of morning sickness that can lead to dehydration are if left untreated. the palace says that when she
was robbed. this happened in a pretty busy shopping time. brian flores is live to tell us where the woman was when she was targeted. >> reporter: good morning. we're live at the sun valley mall. at this hour, concord police are looking for an armed robbery suspect that tried to take items from a woman here in front of the macy's parking lot at the mall. still very limited details. from what we understand, the robbery happened at around 7:30 last night. it's being reported that the woman was just arriving here at the mall when the robber pointed something. it's still not clear whether it was a gun or not, but he pointed it on the back of her head and demanded that she give him all of her money. she didn't have cash. she gave him her driver's license and credit cards. the robber pushed her to the ground and ran off into what is described as an older model light-colored small car. the woman ran into the macy's and called police. still very limited details as we mentioned on the suspect air -- suspect's car and his description. we have calls in to them. shoppers are warned to be very vigilant
for stealing drugs, operating a brothel and conducting phony sting operations to rob prostitutes. butler pleaded guilty and is in prison. >> 4:23. we will be right back. first, this live look on this thursday morning. pre-friday. the james lick, no fog but some fog is reported in the north bay. janu will have your for forecast >> recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the state of washington. voters passed initiative 502 last month, but those who choose to light up -- could find themselves in a legal haze. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot but growing it and selling it is still a crime. national political figures are pointing out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. colorado also legalized recreational use of marijuana -- but that amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. same sex marriage is also now legal in the state of washington after the governor signed a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. last month, 54- percent of voters approved referendum- 74.. it had asked people to approve or reject the state law legali
robbed her and then threw her dog into the street in san francisco's tenderloin district. police say the woman pulled over at leavenworth street near golden gate avenue around 5 p-m to use her cellphone and was approached by a suspect who demanded money. police say the suspect grabbed the victim's wallet and the dog from the car, throwing the dog into the street before fleeing on foot. police are searching for the suspect, whose description was vague. >>> in sports. number one ranked stanford women haven't lost at maples pavilion since the bush administration in 2007. but all that's changed saturday. stanford's impressive 82- game home winning streak in women's basketball has come to a sudden halt. second-ranked u-conn turned the showdown into a mismatch - with a 61-35 victory. the huskies took control early and never looked back. it's the worst cardinal home loss in the tara vanderbuilt era. this is the cardinal's final game before opening the pac-12 conference next weekend in the rocky mountains. >>> we're waiting to see if san francisco's vernon davis will hit the field today to h
robbed on the bridge. they have been on the loose for months and chp said they would announce more information today. >>> 505, lafayette officials say it will take a million dollars to fix a giant sinkhole. that huge hole opened during the major storm that hit us last sunday. a clogged storm drain added to the problems. they have set up a temporary channel but they are still searching for a pipe to make a more permanent fix. >>> and stretch of highway one is closed this morning because of mud and rock slides. drivers and detours are being fired around just north of fort ross. they are expected to begin some time today and that stretch of highway will be closed until further notice. >> and in the south bay, crews are busy cleaning up more storm damage and in scott valley, it fell on a house and some others that are leaning. highway 17 has been reopened. but it was closed for three days after being washed out by heavy rain. they are talking about possible bomb measures to keep those roads maintained. stay with us for continuing coverage and you can always get up to the minute informa
forearmed robbery suspects this, is a live picture now. >> police say at least fist people robbed a jewelry store, then took police on a chase that ended up on the southeast portion of the cal state camp yuchls a high school is on alert tonight. one robbery suspect has been detained. the s.w.a.t. team still looking for four more people. we'll keep you updated on this live, breaking news. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> we're also following breaking news from sacramento tonight. governor brown says he's fighting cancer. it's a fairly common form among men his age, prostate cancer. abc 7 news nannette miranda is live in sacramento tonight with the latest on the governor's treatment plan. >> well, california's 74-year-old governor is n in excellent health. many experts agree he'll get through this scare just fine. the office describes this diagnosis as localized prostate cancer meaning the tomb jor still contained
on campus. the suspects were not found. >> the lockdown was part of a group of five men who robbed a gruel are you store and shot a clerk. one of the men led police on this chase. he said believe it or not, they were actually giving out toys to kids. >>> new reports coming in from syria. at least 16 people were killed in a damascus suburb. a car packed with explosives are reportingly washington. they stay they may actually win the civil war. >>> president barack obama and house speaker john boehner do not seem to be any closer on averting that fiscal cliff. ben bernanke said the lack much progress is already causing problems for the u.s. economy. >>> governor jerry brown will continue to work a full schedule while he has prostate cancer. he is being treated and when he meat with them in san jose... >> one would never have known there are health issues going on in that 74-year-old body and we actually enjoy the conversation. >> brown will be treated with radio therapy and the prognosis is excellent and the treatment will be completed januarypth you -- january 7th. we also have the full stat
-old fairfield woman who's child was one of four killed two years ago is tonight suspected of robbing a man at knife point. she was arrested this afternoon after police say she held kitchen knife to a 61-year-old man and demanded cash. it was in april it have 2010 that police say james and her sister left four young children alone inside their fairfield home. investigators say the power had been turned off in the house and the fire was most likely caused by a candle. >>> police in antioch responded to two shootings on the same street. the first was reported on singapore drive just before 1 this morning. one person was hit. the injuries not considered life threatening. about three hours later officers got another call about gunshots also on -- sycamore drive. >> police stopped a suspicious vehicle and say they found a stash of weapons and drugs. the car was stopped at a chevron station this afternoon. police say they found cash along with drugs and several dangerous sawed off shotguns. >> they're designed to conceal and hide. so getting these weapons off the street is made our streets safer
. at least two toll takers have been robbed on the bridge. the chp said they will announce more information later today. >>> this the rain is finally -- has finally cleared out of the bay area. there's still a lot of cleanup to do including in la fayette. city leaders have approved an emergency declaration making $1 million available for repairs. this 15-foot deep whole opened up aand crews have set up a temporary channel. they are still searching for a pipe to make a permanent fix. >>> in sonoma county, a five- mile stretch is closed because of a mud and rockslide. drivers are being detoured. repave work -- repair work is expected to get underway but cal tran says the stretch of highway -- the stretch of the highway will remain closed until it is repaired. >>> vine mill at 17 it -- vinehill at 17 is back ohm. homeowners are discuss -- is back open. homeowners are discussing bond measures to help keep roads better maintained. stay with us. you can get up-to-the-minute information by downloading the ktvu app or go to and look fogger stormwatch -- and look for the stormwatch tag. >>>
at robbed and plymouth the air. because of that they have had to substitute one bus run for the train. jackie sissel says they may be picking that up sometime soon. >> let's go live to jackie on the scene live this morning. >> i can tell you that fire officials remain out here and the hose is lying across broad street. they may be opening the tracks and the next 15 to 20 minutes. there's several people that were displaced by this early morning fire. they got a call about 53283 story, multiple unit apartment complex. it second story apartment was on fire. league to alarm fire forced 38 people about into the cold. the unit that sustained the most damage will be long-term damage at four the neighbors. initially we were told there is a firefighter at that severed some smoke inhalation. i talked to the captain and said he had no information for that. >> it looks like there's a fire station right next to the building. is that an old fire station? >> that was the first question i asked. it is an old firehouse but it is no longer in service. it has been vacant for several years apparently. >>
, well, some conditions are causing christmas chaos. here's abc's rob nelson. >> reporter: no dreaming necessary this year. it is going to be a white christmas for large portions of the u.s., from new england to california's sierra mountains. >> this is as white as we want it to be. >> reporter: but for many, it's turned their simple over the river and through the woods holiday trip, into a chaotic travel nightmare. >> we are hoping we don't sit on the runway. >> reporter: it's no picnic for the little travelers, either. >> want to get there. we're going to be late. come on. >> reporter: a storm is forecast to hit oklahoma this morning. the midwest will see themselves socked with snow by wednesday, which may end up inconveniencing tens of millions of travelers on the day after christmas, one of the heaviest travel days of the whole year. >> most people traveling for the holidays in six years. >> reporter: northern california's snowfall, more than six feet in the sierra mountains, caused the grounding of hundreds of flights in the san francisco area. >> found out my flight had been canc
court on the question of same-sex marriage. ktvu's rob roth reports from san francisco on the action being taken by san francisco officials in anticipation of a ruling. >> here in san francisco's city hall this couple got married. tom watson and jeff tabaca also want to get married and were hoping this would be the day they learned whether same-sex marriage becomes legal in california. but after conferring behind closed doors, the supreme court justices took no action. >> we're kind of in that same waiting pattern that we've been in for several years now. >> reporter: the couple could learn more monday. that's when the high court is set to release a number of cases. if it took the case the decision would come next june. but supporters of same-sex marriage are hoping the supreme court will not decide to review proposition eight. that would mean the lower court ruling would take hold legalizing same-sex marriage in california. >> we're going to get a marriage license as soon as we can. >> reporter: city officials say they've already began wrapping up, and if the court decides not to ta
. >>> there was no decision today from the u.s. supreme court on the question of same-sex marriage. ktvu's rob roth reports from san francisco on the action being taken by san francisco officials in anticipation of a ruling. >> here in san francisco's city hall this couple got married. tom watson and jeff tabaca also want to get married and were hoping this woulbe the day they learned whether same-sex marriage becomes legal in california. but after conferring behind closed doors, the supreme court justices took no action. >> we're kind of in that same waiting pattern that we've been in for several years now. >> reporter: the couple could learn more monday. that's when the high court is set to release a number of cases. if it took the case the decision would come next june. but supporters of same-sex marriage are hoping the supreme court will not decide to review proposition eight. that would mean the lower court ruling would take hold legalizing same-sex marriage in california. >> we're going to get a marriage license as soon as we can. >> reporter: city officials say they've already began wrapping up, and
on their feet after being robbed of their money during a trip to florida. >> the group from the ministry on mcarthur boulevard. someone broke into the van and stole their money. the church member says that good samaritans are stepping up here. >> the group is concerned about getting back social security cards and pass ports that belong to the chaperone. >> it's an unfortunate situation. >> let's take a look at the weekend forecast. >> there is no wayne in the forecast. we have a cloud-free sky right now. some areas of thin, high clouds, just scatter area around the bay area, low 60s in other locations. and it's a mild afternoon. taking a look at this afternoon, it will be chilly, clear skies and getting cold early morning lows from mid-30s to mid-40s in the there could be patches of fog tomorrow, by afternoon, sunny, mild and 60s on the coast. up to 60s to mid-70s -- 60s inland and milder whether coming up. i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up later. >> thank you. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 the man dubbed the toughest sheriff in america takes aim at a letter writing campaign
robbed in florida have been made whole. they arrived on thursday in fort lauderdale for a youth conference. they were having lunch when somebody broke into their van and stole their money which was $12,000. several people heard the story and then stepped forward. >> we have something here. i have $15,000. >> wow! >> katie: another man treated the group to lunch. the group returns home on monday. >>> the university of california is putting a new twist on the graphic. the old logo is on the left and new one on the right. the older more traditional symbol will still appear on official documents but the new one that has letter "c" will appear on marking materials and websites. school says it wanted something more user friendly. a little change never hurt anybody, especially if the weather changes for the better. >> if you want that powder for the sierra nevada, we do have one opportunity for that. live look from sutro camera, plenty of sunshine and fog is improving in concord. elsewhere pretty foggy in the north bay and numbers responding to the sunshine. we'll talk about a sunny, m
seen a rise in burglaries, robbings and muggings. the understaffed police force need all the help they can get, including patrols from bay alarm companies in business and residential areas. >> we see a lot of the various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. pool the resources. >> oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriff's office, the hp and bart police to help fight the rise in crime. >>> san jose police say last night's christmas in the park celebration was marred by the stabbing of a 14-year-old. he is in the hospital, expecting to survive cuts to his chest and arm. it's highly unusual for violence to occur at christmas in the park that attracts half a million. visitors every year. >>> in san francisco officers say five men, at least one of them armed, terrorized people in a home invasion. it happened on 31 avenue between clement street. a neighbor said he heard screams coming from the house. by the time officers arrived the men were gone and they got away with a number of items from the hou
police officers if they got close to him. >>> the search is on tonight for a man who robbed a wells- fargo bank in the south bay. morgan hill police released this surveillance video of the robber today. the robbery happened just before 2:00 p.m. on saturday, at a branch on monterey road. police say the man gave the teller a note, demanding money, and said he had a gun. although no gun was seen. >>> the family of a san lorenzo man run down and killed by a hit and run driver was in court. police say the prowler intentionally hit him and drove off. he died three days later. his brother is a long time ktvu photographer. he wants people to know there is a $50,000 reward for information. >> we are looking for some help. we know that somebody knows what happened. this could not have been the smartest crook in the world. he had to have told somebody. we're just hoping whoever that somebody is, will come forward and give us a tip that we need. >> this is a police sketch of the hit-and-run driver. he was driving a light colored cadillac with the dark colored top from the '70s, or '80s. >>> th
, george warren, abc 7 news. >> san lee app dro police search for man!manslaughter suspected of robbing a downtown bank late this afternoon. officers with weapon drawn swarmed the area around the plaza on east 14 street. this is video. man walked into a u.s. bank branch and passed a teller a note demanding cash. it was believed that the man was armed. >> chp officers face quite an unusual challenge new england marin county today. how to free a driver who wedged his car on to a bike path. the elderly driver was trying to get on highway 101 near green bray but got confused. he drove on to a bike path and found himself completely stuck. >> vehicle wedged itself in pretty well. so we actually had to pull witness a tow truck and once free another officer was able to get in the driver seat and back the vehicle out. >>reporter: officer had to scratch and scrape the car to willing it loose but it worked. he backed out after that. 8 87-year-old driver told abc 7 news he was on his way to get an eye exam at the department of motor vehicle and he made a wrong turn. poor guy. nobody hurt
feet away was where someone robbed and killed a popular business owner inside this metro pcs in october. last night's shooting killed ramona foreman, better known as mona. >> mona, she was outrageous courageous person that would do anything for you. loving, caring. >> reporter: the victim lived at this house a few blocks away from the crime scene. friends say she was walking to a store when the stray bullet killed her. >> there is a woman laying on ice in the coroner's office and her grandkids will not see her again and her kids is not gonna see her again. >> reporter: homicide detectives are reviewing footage taken from the two surveillance cameras mounted at the head start building. >> vehicles there around the time of. crime giving us general descriptions of individuals involved in crime, we believe that videocameras in this case may help us as well. >> reporter: as a family friend honored the victim to over the small makeshift memorial, police tried to reassure neighbors by stepping up police presence along international boulevard. the victim is oakland's 124th homicide victim of th
. >> rob marciano is tracking the storms from the cnn weather center in atlanta. how is it looking in the near future, rob? >> well, a bit of a break today, soledad. more rain coming tomorrow. you saw the folks dealing with the rain about fall, cars driving through it. the rivers rushing. but we have infrastructure damage, as well. some video out of oakland in and around this area, lafayette there, this home damage, a number of them, you get near the hillside, that brings down debris and boulders and mud, and that does damage not only to homes but on the other side of roadways, we've got damage from a number of primary and secondary roads in and around this bay area. a tremendous amount of rainfall that has just undermined those structures. so you've got issues with that, as well. of course people driving through these flooded streets. you've got a need for rescues. the fire departments and their swift water rescue teams were out in full force over the weekend rescuing people. this is in cuss cadder ra and a number of other people had to be rescued. napa valley tremendous rainfall
and tried to rob the restaurant. after four hours, police shot him. both hostages made it out safely. the suspect was taken to the hospital. >>> sacramento county sheriffs deputies believe road rage may be to blame for an early morning shooting. officers tracked down a vehicle matching a victim description and found two women in a nearby car with a relative. police arrested him for the shooting. >>> today, an american doctor who had been captured by the taliban last week was rescued in afghanistan. american and afghan forces carried out an early morning operation outside kabul. the u.s.-led coalition says the rescue was ordered after intel gains indicated that the doctor was in danger of being physically harmed. he had been abducted five days ago. >>> and the president of pakistan has made a visit to a 15-year-old girl who was shot in the head. the girl traveled to a british hospital where the school girl was being treated. the president met with doctors, as well as the girl's family. she was shot by the taliban while in pakistan back in october, where she was campaigning for girls e
. these are the suspects. police said they pulled up, pulled out a gun, then robbed takers on the carquinex bridge. the robbers have happened. 10 times between ledger and this past may. investigators say, that these men committed at least three of those 10. >> these broke into a van and to catch a luggage from a oakland christian youth group what they were visiting florida. a group of about two dozen teens and young adults stop to eat at a restaurant yesterday afternoon after arriving in fort lauderdale. for a weekend news conference. a group of member say that the thieves broke into the rental van and took about $12,000 in cash, most of their luggage and their ids. >> high end women's shoes, worth more than $10,000, were stolen out of a car in san francisco's mission district. though online women's shoe company just launched in july and specializes simplesse size women's shoes. on monday, 50 sample issues were stolen out of the trunk of the company represents a scar near 19th and valencia streets. >> 18 year-old man is behind bars this morning in redwood city after being arrested in connection wi
. they hit the restaurant on international boulevard thursday night. they robbed four diners and a employee and took the cash register. >> two california men have been arrested in a riverside county grease theft. they are accused of stealing thousands of dollars of cooking grease from the mcdonalds. the owner helped catch them by staking out his restaurant after hearing about other grease thefts. it can be turned in to biodiesel fuel. >>> cat williams has been arrested on suspicious of felony child endangerment. guns and drugs were found in the house. he is being held in lieu of a hundred thousand dollars bail. he has been arrested several times in the past few months and the irs filed a four million dollar tax lien against him. >> the berkeley fire department has a new leader. the chief retired after 27 years. she broke barriers, she was the first female firefighter, it's first female chief and the second black fire chief in the country. she wants to spend more time with her husband. the deputy chief will lead the department temporarily. >> would be parents are still holding out hope th
with a look outside. it is cold and windy. >> rob is off today, too. >> i'm always off. >> the wind is much calmer today from what we saw yesterday. you won't see nearly those conditions. >> we had to hold our eyebrows and eyelashes. the houses were creeking yesterday. hopefully none of the christmas decorations got damaged. we had wind gusts up to about 45 miles per hour yesterday. now, today we're starting off with light winds around six miles per hour. right now 29 degrees. the dew point at 20. temperatures could still be falling as we go throughout the morning. it is going to be cool. typical for this time of the year. temperatures ranging from 45 to 50 degrees. but the sunshine will be out. looking for beautiful conditions as people are busy finishing up their plans for the holidays. things get a little tricky towards christmas. >>> the cold weather kept some people indoors while the windy conditions brought out bge crews. 1,000 customers lost power. most reported outages. >>> utility not only beefed up their crews and call center staff, they also had all their line men out to remove d
first time, and my mentor and friend, former congressman john linder, came to me and he said, rob, if you get worried, if you get into trouble, don't worry, jay will be there. and i think about how in one way or another, over 34 years, how many young, frightened, yet enthusiastic public servants have been comforted with those words, don't worry, if you get into trouble jay pearson will be there. this new incoming freshmen class is going to miss those comforting words and this incoming freshmen class, along with 435 of the rest of us, are going to miss jay pearson. i want to thank dr. pearson, mr. speaker, for his long, diligent, but most importantly cheerful service. it is an example that we could all learn from and i hope that we do. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. under the speaker's announced policy of january 5, 2011, the gentleman from california, mr. garamendi, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. garamendi: i thank you, mr. speaker, and i ask unanimous consen
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